Become a Board Member
Be a leader for your user community…apply for a position on the Quest Board of Directors! Read on for more details on this unique opportunity or apply now:
Join the Quest Board of Directors:
Quest Oracle Community is seeking nominees for the Quest Board of Directors (terms will begin January 2024). Positions are open to those individuals whose companies are licensed users of Oracle products, including, but not limited to Oracle’s PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Cloud Applications, Database & Technologies, and the applications ecosystem from the underlying ERP solutions to the numerous complimentary products and services.
To be considered for a Quest board position, you must meet all the following requirements:
- Work for a company that is a licensed Oracle user
- A voting, customer member of Quest (vendors, software resellers, and consultants are not eligible)
- Able to and interested in devoting time and energy for the benefit of the global user community, and willing to exercise fiduciary responsibility in doing so
- Available to actively advance the mission of Quest by participating in new board member orientation, regularly scheduled board meetings and calls, leveraging knowledge and leveraging relationships
To better understand the traits and abilities we are seeking, please review our outline of ideal candidates.
Nomination and Appointment Process:
Prospective candidates are invited to complete a self-nomination form at any time during the application period. Quest’s CEO will contact all applicants to further discuss the duties and obligations of a Quest Board Member. Candidates will be interviewed via phone by a Nominating Committee comprised of customer members of Quest.
Those candidates selected for the slate by the Nominating Committee will be notified by the CEO immediately. The slate will be put forward to a vote of the Quest membership via proxy online balloting. Votes are cast for or against the slate, not on individual candidates. Write-in candidates are permitted. Balloting takes place online.
Length of Term:
Terms will begin in January during the first board meeting of the new term and will extend for one or two years from that date. Length of terms to be decided by the Nominating Committee. The candidates selected for these positions will be eligible for re-election for up to two additional two-year terms (candidates must continue to meet eligibility requirements.)
|Recruitment and Nomination period||February 1, 2023 through May 31, 2023|
|Interview Returning and Prospective Board Members||June 5 – 16, 2023|
|Committee Selection Period||June 19 – 23, 2023|
|Slate posting||~June 28, 2023|
|Online voting period||June 28, 2023 through September 1, 2023|
|Announcement||September 5th or later|
|Meeting of the Members||Date TBD (targeting November 2023)|
|New Board Orientation||September – December|
|Online Orientation, Part I (Community)||September 2023 (date TBD)|
|Online Orientation, Part II (Strategy)||October 2023 (date TBD)|
|October Board Meeting||October 25, 2023|
|November Board Meeting||November 29, 2023|
|December Board Meeting||December 20, 2023|
|New Board Terms Begin||January 2024|
What Do Quest Board Members Do?
The Quest Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who drive the strategic direction and initiatives of the Quest organization. Working with support from the Quest staff and several committees and councils, the Board works to represent the entire user community in initiatives to educate, communicate, advocate, and advise. Board membership requires some time commitment on your part. The Board holds three or four in-person meetings annually, plus monthly conference calls. In addition, Quest board members participate in or lead committees. Board members are required to participate in at least fifty-one percent of required board events to maintain their board seat.
The return to you on your investment in the Quest Board of Directors is the opportunity to interact with your peers, share your expertise, and collaborate with others in an inclusive, supportive environment aimed at adding value for all users. As a volunteer, you will not be compensated for your participation, although direct expenses such as travel will be reimbursed. You will be recognized as a leader and advocate for customers worldwide.
Quest was created for the shared benefit of the user community, so quality leadership is crucial to our success. We value the participation of all members, no matter the size of your company, the location of your company, which Oracle applications or modules your company uses, or your position within the company.